veneers dental exam at creekside

Veneers provide a strong covering that is placed over natural teeth, so they give dentists a way to restore problems while creating a beautiful smile.

At Creekside Family Dental, we offer veneers to our patients as one of our cosmetic dentistry services.

What Are Dental Veneers?

A veneer is a thin piece that covers the front surface of a natural tooth. Rather than requiring an extraction, this option allows you to keep your natural tooth while helping you solve a problem or meet a goal. These coverings resemble real teeth, so they provide a realistic look while enhancing the aesthetic of a smile.

Veneers are composed of porcelain, which makes them a good option for cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain provides strength and durability while offering the same coloring and sheen of a natural tooth. We can even color-match it to fit with surrounding natural teeth.

Why Are Veneers Used in Dentistry?

Dental veneers help us achieve cosmetic dentistry goals by creating the best look possible while providing other benefits at the same time. Veneers have an attractive look and are customizable to your natural tooth size, shape and color during the fabrication process. They completely cover a tooth, so they can effectively hide a number of problems.

We are able to fit this solution to your situation, whether you need one or two veneers, or a full row. In addition, they may provide an alternative to other options such as dental bonding, crowns or clear aligners. Our dentist, Dr. Will Leffler, can discuss your various options in relation to your individual dental situation.

To give you a clearer idea of their purpose in dentistry, veneers are able to cover and protect teeth that have cracks, chips or weakness. They cover teeth with severe discoloration, wear or irregular shapes. Further, we can use veneers for some orthodontic purposes, such as improving a slight bite misalignment or filling small tooth gaps.

Veneers instantly provide bright, natural-looking and aligned new teeth, which makes them a popular choice. Since they are created from porcelain, they give the most realistic look and are easy to care for. Porcelain resists stains and is easy to clean through your normal oral hygiene routine.

How Does the Veneer Process Work?

The process begins with an examination and X-ray to determine the damage and whether veneers are a good solution. If you choose this cosmetic service, our dentist removes a small amount of the natural tooth to prepare for the covering. This preparation creates space so the veneer won’t stick out compared to the natural teeth.

Our office uses advanced technology to take digital impressions of your mouth, which inform the creation of the veneers. When your custom veneers are finished from the lab, Dr. Leffler bonds them to the tooth surface, where they become permanent new teeth. He may provide adjustments to give the ideal placement and fit.

Discuss Veneers With Our Dentist

If you like the idea of veneers, our dentist is happy to discuss them as an option for you. Alternatively, he may bring them up as one of your options to fix a dental problem or reach your dental goal.

The first step is a consultation with an examination to get a better idea of your dental situation. Call our Gahanna, OH office to set up your appointment.